Seven wood artists, seven blocks of basswood, dozens of words, a shop full of machines, tools, and supplies, a deadline for the Windgate ITE Residents to finish a collaborative project for the upcoming Furniture Society Conference at UArts …. combine those ingredients to make shavings, paint, and texture!
Here’s the process: 1) Each artist wrote ten words on individual slips of paper and put them into a box. 2) We cut up a large slab of basswood into seven pieces. 3) Each artist randomly selected a word to use as inspiration and began working on her chunk of wood. Number 1 was written onto the paper, along with the artists’ initials. 4) Each artist will eventually work on all the pieces, each time using a new word, selected at random.
Nucharin Wangphongsawasd, Amy Forsyth, Michaela Crie Stone, Katie Hudnall … concentration!
Ashley Eriksomen started with “fixed” and made a bandaid to repair the cut wood …. things progressed from there.
Bisect (Amy), Organize (Nuch), Rebirth (Michaela), and Folklore (Ashley), with Katie working on Orbit.
This drawing by Amy Forsyth is her creative way of recording life’s events.
June 8 was an excellent day. This collaborative project is an effective method of becoming acquainted with our new work environment and getting our creative juices flowing! –Betty J. Scarpino, Photojournalist